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Term: Altitudinal limit of permafrost Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The lowest altitude at which mountain permafrost occurs in a given highland area outside the general permafrost region  IPAPermafrost 

The lowest altitude at which Mountain Permafrost occurs in a given area downslope of the general Permafrost region. The altitudinal limit of Mountain Permafrost rises progressively with decreasing latitude in both hemispheres.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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